A CLYDEBANK pub has been praised in parliament after it raised thousands for women and children who have experienced domestic abuse.

Scottish Conservative MSP Pam Gosal submitted a motion at Holyrood applauding Bernie's Mountblow Bar in Dalmuir after it raised £3,500 for Clydebank Women's Aid.

Earlier this month, the Clydebank Post reported staff at Bernie's handing over a cheque to the charity and now staff have been hailed at the Scottish Government in Edinburgh.

Ms Gosal said: "I have submitted the following motion to parliament that the parliament applauds the efforts of Bernie's Mountblow Bar, Dalmuir, which raised £3,500 for Clydebank Women's Aid (CWA).

"(It) notes that the money was raised over three months through karaoke nights and a "Stars in Their Eyes" event held at the pub.

"(It) understands that a charity night with prizes and raffles further boosted the funds and appreciates that the money will go towards remodelling part of the drop-in centre at CWA to ensure that it is welcoming and child-friendly.

"(It) wishes everyone at the bar every success for future fundraising activities."

During the cheque presentation, Bernie McDermott, owner of Bernie’s Bar, told the Post she chose the charity as it is close to her heart.